Clinical Supply Specialist - Distribution Planner

ICON plc is a world-leading healthcare intelligence and clinical research organisation. From molecule to medicine, we advance clinical research providing outsourced services to pharmaceutical, biotechnology, medical device and government and public health organisations.

With our patients at the centre of all that we do, we help to accelerate the development of drugs and devices that save lives and improve quality of life.

Our people are our greatest strength, are at the core of our culture, and the driving force behind our success. ICON people have a mission to succeed and a passion that ensures what we do, we do well.


Education and Work Experience:
  • 2-3 years of related experience, preferably in the clinical area
  • Familiarity with international shipping paperwork, international shipments and custom agents
    • Familiarity with SAP and ERP a plus
    • Bachelor's degree, International Trade, in International Economics/ Finance, International Relations preferred
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
  • Working knowledge of the Clinical Trial Supply process
  • Working knowledge of project team structure and processes
  • Proactive approach to work, identifying potential issues well in advance and bringing them to the attention of appropriate personnel for resolution.
  • Knowledge of project management and Clinical customer relationship building
  • Knowledge of the 'Customers' team structures and process
  • Familiarity with international shipping paperwork, international shipments and custom agents
  • Familiarity with SAP and ERP a plus
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to influence others
  • Ability to multi-tasks
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Experience in conflict resolution and negotiation skills
  • Knowledge of general computer skills (i.e. MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, MS Project and Access
Benefits of Working in ICON:Our success depends on the knowledge, capabilities and quality of our people. That's why we are committed to developing our employees in a continuous learning culture - one where we challenge you with engaging work and where every experience adds to your professional development.At ICON, our focus is to provide you with a comprehensive and competitive total reward package that comprises, not only an excellent level of base pay, but also a wide range of variable pay and recognition programs. In addition, our best in class employee benefits, supportive policies and wellbeing initiatives are tailored to support you and your family at all stages of your career - both now, and into the future.ICON, including subsidiaries, is an equal opportunity and inclusive employer and is committed to providing a workplace free of discrimination and harassment. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.If, because of a medical condition or disability, you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process, or in order to perform the essential functions of a position, please let us know.


What Do I need to Have:You need to be able to support and plan distribution for Clinical Trial Material utilizing approved depot networks. You need to act as the Distribution Planner and perform initial distribution strategies for protocols and communicate with all parties involved with the distribution strategy for clinical trials.Day to Day:
  • Plan and perform initial distribution siting strategies for early phase and less complex studies or protocols.
  • Function in a team environment to pursue information that is not readily available.
  • Communicate with all constituents and be the advocate for said strategy.
  • Perform monthly reconciliation of distribution siting strategies and update distribution plans.
  • Partner with Clinical Supply Planning, Clinical Operations and Logistics to oversee and build distribution planning documents for clinical study protocols.
  • Support the functional area expert (SME) on country shipping and trade compliance, distribution routes, country and global distribution challenges.
  • Work with GCS, Logistics, Trade Operations, and Country Operations to manage and expedite shipments, customs clearance, and help develop process improvement programs for global distribution warehouse.
  • Adhere to regulatory, global and site policies and procedures governing operations activities.
  • Own and have knowledge of the various accounts, their uses, and their locations being used.

United States-Pennsylvania
United States-New Jersey